HONOLULU -- A biking and hiking tour company called Ohana Adventure
Tours Hawaii opened here.
The company is the only tour company to offer guided cycling and
mountain biking on Oahu, according to company president John
Alford, who is the author of two guidebooks about mountain biking
in Hawaii, offers two trips: the Oahu Bike & Hike for $65 and
the Mountain Biking Ka'a'awa Valley at Kualoa for $85. Both are on
The Oahu Bike & Hike is a leisurely downhill bicycle ride on
a quiet paved road in the hills above Honolulu followed by a
two-mile hike to Manoa Falls. The bicycle ride takes place on
Roundtop Drive -- probably the most scenic road in Honolulu.
The tour lasts about four hours, and clients are picked up and
dropped off at their hotels in Waikiki.
The price includes continental breakfast, bicycles, helmets,
snacks and water.
The downhill ride is approximately five miles, and just about
anyone who can ride a bike can take part in the tour.
The bike ride is followed by a hike to Manoa Falls in nearby
Manoa Valley. The hike is considered easy to moderate, but the
trail can be very muddy and slippery at times.
After pickup in Waikiki, Alford gives a narrated tour of
Honolulu with a stop at the National Memorial Cemetery of the
Pacific inside Punchbowl, a volcanic crater.
The cinder cone volcano also is known as Puowaina, an ancient
Hawaiian place of worship where human sacrifices were held.
During the tour, clients also get a lesson in Oahu volcanology
with explanations of how the island was formed by two large shield
volcanos -- the Waianae and the Koolau -- and a brief history
lesson of the Manoa Valley. The Bike & Hike tour is offered
Mondays through Fridays.
The Mountain Biking Ka'a'awa Valley at Kualoa offers
single-track mountain biking on beginning to advanced trails. This
five-hour tour is offered on weekends and includes a lunch.
Clients are picked up and dropped off in Waikiki.
Ohana Adventure Tours Hawaii
Phone: (877) 682-7433 or (808) 734-4214
E-mail: [email protected]